The Number One Travel Question We Get Asked. Like All the Time.

I don't think it's any secret that David and I love to travel. Individually and together we have traveled to some amazing places in the world and in the U.S. From Australia to Nepal and a lot of places in between. Adventure and travel is really in our DNA.

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The more time we spend traveling, the more frequent we get asked this question:

How do you travel so much?

I would say I get asked this question at least 5 times a week. So it's about time I write some of my thoughts on this. Typically my go to answer is "my work offers me a lot of freedom". While this is true, it is only telling a quarter of the story. In reality, the reason we can travel as often as we do is because we make it a priority.  Is it easy? No, absolutely not. An average weekday for me consists of my 9-5 job, break for dinner, then working on freelance or side projects until late. While David is taking 17 credits and working 20-30 hours a week, coming home to work on his freelance and side projects.

What We Sacrifice For Travel:

  1. TV
  2. Netflix
  3. Clothing
  4. Fast-food/Eating Out
  5. Parties/Events
  6. Sleep

In Conclusion: We WORK OUR ASSES OFF.

Our favorite memories in life have been on the road with the people we love. I have found that two things happen on road trips, in a hot ass converted school bus for 14 hours:

  1. You have hours to reflect, be with yourself, and be in the moment.
  2. Get to know your friends better than you could ever imagine.

I know we aren't the only ones to experience those things, we just choose to experience them a little more frequent then most. And we are happier for it.

P.S

I personally think a lot of problems we face in society is because of a lack of travel. There are amazing people everywhere. Get out and meet them. Your life is shaped by your experiences. This recent video sums it up.